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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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Traveling a bumpy road!

So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Véronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter ...
So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Véronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 73,968

Fitness Minutes: 71,726

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.



My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

Other Information:
I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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BUTTONPOPPER1
11/24/2014 7:47:51 PM

Ginie, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog about my elderly in-laws. It's a complicated situation, very hard to resolve, so we will be spending a lot of time and thought in the next days and weeks trying to find a solution that preserves everyone's dignity and peace of mind. Having observed my own parents' old age and death and now participating in decisions regarding the impossible in-law situation, I often remember this quote from Bette Davis: "Old age ain't for sissies." This is HARD!

Thank you so much for being such an attentive, thoughtful friend!



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JANET552
11/24/2014 10:29:24 AM

Thanks for the birthday wish!! We have plans to go out to eat this evening but we'll see what the weather has in store for us -- snow is forecasted. That's certainly not what I had wished for on my birthday.

I decided to forego the licenses, etc. I had a long chat with my convention friend who I was sure was going to try to talk me into going. Instead I think I talked her out of going. Of course, that's something she'll need to think about. We are planning a fun trip together but it won't happen till Spring. We'll have to get together before that.



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JANET552
11/24/2014 7:13:09 AM

That quote really spoke to me and, you are right, it couldn't come at a better time. Here's to a day of healthy choices!!



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GABY1948
11/22/2014 8:22:01 AM

Ginie, you are REALLY on your way already with Beck! Thanks for all your support. I agree....it helps having someone to follow. I am blessed to have WATERMELLEN and SANDICANE and that has Helped me "solidify" everything in my brain when I finally reach the same day that they are doing!

Have a blessed day tomorrow and whole week!

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BUTTONPOPPER1
11/22/2014 6:58:55 AM

Thank you so much for watching my first video blog and leaving such a sweet comment. As a fellow language teacher, you must know how fun and fulfilling it is when you see students enjoying using the target language and actually forgetting that they're in a CLASS!

I love being in touch with you and really appreciate your friendship! Thank you!



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